Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What's Up Wednesday

Ever since my friend, Tracy, started linking up with "What's Up Wednesday," I have been wanting to answer these questions, even if I don't join the link up. I lied. I decided to join the linkup so here I am for the first time :) This link is hosted by Shay of Mix and Match Family, Mel at The Larson Lingo, and Scheaffer at Pinterest Told Me To. The questions seem like a good way to review the month. So here goes...

What we're eating this week... As with most weeks this summer, we've been eating a lot of BBQ with CSA veggies. They are sooooo good and I just love this time of year. Other than that we've been eating a lot of quick and easy meals because, thanks to training, I've been working until 4 for the past few weeks.

This week in particular, I've been enjoying fresh buns (made by me) with strawberry freezer jam (made by Janice) and the combination is so good!
What I'm reminiscing about... I've been thinking a lot about the last time I did this job ten years ago. Some of the post-it notes I wrote are still on the desk where I currently sit. The same mugs are in the cupboard, and it's odd to run into my handwriting on file folders. So much has changed in this position since I last did it, but some things remain constant.

What I'm loving... I'm loving how quickly my laundry dries hanging outside on the line in this heat. I'm also loving eating popsicles almost every day :)
What we've been up to... We've been s-l-o-w-l-y packing up five of the rooms in our house in preparation for getting our hardwood floors refinished. And we've also been running a lot of errands in the evenings because I don't have time to do them during the day anymore.

What I'm dreading... Honestly, I'm dreading (a bit) the month of August when I will be trying to fit in working full-time among doing childcare for friends of mine. I am looking forward to having more time at home with my kids but my evenings, early mornings, and weekends will be focused on work.

What I'm working on... I'm s-l-o-w-l-y getting our yard weeded. There are only three four major problem spots left. Maybe I will get a few more of them dealt with before I leave the province for a week. Maybe.
What I'm excited about... Oddly, I'm excited about when the person I'm covering for goes on maternity leave and I can purge, sort, and organize to my heart's content. Much as I enjoy seeing post-it notes I wrote ten years ago, I don't think they need to be there anymore :) (Don't worry, I'm not going to purge anything that is useful.)

What I'm watching/reading... Honestly, (and sadly), besides blogs and the training manual for my job, I haven't had much time for reading lately. It's so sad. And so not me.

What I'm listening to... Umm, sadly (again), Rachel melting down A LOT. I don't know if it's due to the disruption in her life right now (Mommy going back to work, various people watching her and Sam during the day), her age, or the impending school transition, but ear splitting, headache inducing meltdowns happen about every two hours when she's around. It's exhausting and makes me want to rip my hair out.

What I'm wearing... Work clothes!!! Yay! And since it's so hot, I'm wearing a lot of skirts.
What I'm doing this weekend... We're heading to a Jays' game with friends on Saturday. We're going to church and having a picnic for lunch on Sunday, and the rest of the time I will be working. It's a long weekend but I'll even be working on the holiday while Dave is at home with the kids.

What I'm looking forward to next month... Going to Saskatchewan! A fun run I've signed up for! Getting two paycheques! Going to two baseball games! Traveling for two weddings! There's a lot to look forward to in August :)

What else is new... I'm not loving my FitBit as much now that I'm at a desk job, being trained, eight hours a day. Let's just say the (physical) realities of this new job aren't as exciting as some other parts of it. Ha!

What will you miss most about summer... Well, remember that I am Canadian so our summer isn't even half over yet. We still have another five weeks of summer vacation left, so I'm not really thinking about what I will miss yet. I'm still looking forward to everything we have left! See above about next month :)


  1. The desk job is a fitness killer. It puts us right into that "sedentary" lifestyle that is so so so so so bad for us. One of my friends said: "I don't think my butt has gotten any bigger from working in an office, but its definitely gotten flatter" and we all laughed because... its so so so true. :(

  2. I love that you did this!!! I put mine up today too. =) Melt downs are no fun... especially frequent melt downs. Hopefully, this to will soon pass. =)

  3. Great pictures! It sounds like the job is off to a good start--can't believe stuff is still there from when you were there before.

  4. Man, you always eat so good! Yep, I am jealous! ;-) That's funny that your handwritten post-its are still up at a job that you haven't worked at in 10 years. I guess you were just so good they are still trying to follow in your footsteps. Ugh, I think it is just four year old's. I mean, Brody is with me all day still, and he still has his frequent meltdowns. Pretty much, he just wants to be the boss! Haha! And I am looking forward to having more fun in September when I think it will feel like summer again for us! :-)


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